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Seven Style builds Westfields, Caterham, Dax Rush, Luego, Robin Hood, Tiger, Locust, MK, RAW, Quantum, you name it, you're building it, share it here.

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Old 15th January 2024, 14:26
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Good progress!

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Lots of flap-wheeling, de-greasing and painting of the frame are my next tasks.
Ah - don't envy you that task - it took me several goes with the Marlin chassis although it was grubbier than your Dutton one. In particular, as it had a Morris drivetrain, it was very very greasy and oily. I suppose on the upside that kept the rust at bay. In most places anyway....
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Old 16th January 2024, 15:37
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Thanks Martin, encouragement is always most welcome .

I made an earlyish start this morning, rugged up with two boiler suits, a fleece, and my newly bought Trapper Hat. I g-clamped the seat belt mounting frame to the Workmate and disced off the errant ends. I also cut angles at the front ends of its longitudinal members to prevent 'digging in' on imagined extra high speed bumps, and more where it sat very near the diff. Bolting it back showed satisfactory clearances.



I then retrieved the seat bucket from the body heap and dropped it into place in readiness for accurately marking the belt attachment holes.



Using the ever useful ratchet strap, the Workmate and not a little effort , I heaved the front end up far enough to crawl beneath armed with correction fluid and marked the gismo.



Clamping it to the Workmate again I drilled pilot holes in anticipation of offering up the belts and sufficiently opening up said holes.



Despite spending a frustrating hour turning both sheds upside down, the belts (bought Sept. 22) remained stubbornly hidden in whatever 'safe place' I'd stowed them. A little disheartened, not to mention cold, I called it a day.

Regards, Mick
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Old 16th January 2024, 17:51
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Despite spending a frustrating hour turning both sheds upside down, the belts (bought Sept. 22) remained stubbornly hidden in whatever 'safe place' I'd stowed them. A little disheartened, not to mention cold, I called it a day.

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That happened to me a couple of times during my 'extended' build.
If it helps, I think my Securon belts came in white boxes with black printing.
Hoping that might help you find them.
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Old 13th June 2024, 10:57
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Apologies for lengthy absence, but I suffered a stroke on 20 Jan. and only came out of hospital on the 3rd June. Once I work out how to get down to the cave unaided I shall continue posting on progress, but undoubtedly at a much reduced rate .

Regards,Mick
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Mick all the best , Geoff .
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Old 13th June 2024, 14:50
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I was concerned as to your absence and so sorry to hear the news of your stroke, I hope you will be back in the cave for some rehabilitation soon. Take care.
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Old 13th June 2024, 15:31
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Hi Mick, My deep sympathies I know how you feel on a less major level. I had a heart problem in March, it only kept me in hospital for a few days but the medication flattened me for a couple of months. I had no energy or interest in anything.
My S1 Landrover engine was in bits and I only started back on it on the first week of June. But now it is coming on. Take it easy it will still be there tomorrow. Look after yourself. Dave
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